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- March 6th 2010, 05:02 PMfreebrd01Geometry problem help!?!
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it's a picture of a problem i need help solving. :) - March 6th 2010, 06:45 PMagaurav77Solution
Please see here ...

Please specify what exactly is 74 degree.(Talking)(Talking) Then only first three parts can be solved.

Now for next two parts...

a) To find the area of tr. ABC

-> As ABC is isosceles, therefore, its median can be dropped from A. This median would be the perpendicular bisector of BC. Let this median be AD.

So, BD = 1/2 x BC = 10 cm. So AD is 12.5 cm (approx) (Pythagoras theorem)

So area of tr. ABD = 1/2 x BD x AD = 1/2 x 10 x 12.5= 62.5 cm sq. and, so area of tr. ABC = 2 x ABD = 125 cm sq.

b) to find the area of circle

-> This circle is the circumcircle of ABC. So, O lies on AD as 2:1. Now, OA = 2/3 x AD = 8.3 cm (approx.)

area of circle = 22/7 x OA x OA = 216.3 sq. cm. (approx.) - March 6th 2010, 08:34 PMSoroban
Hello, freebrd01!

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Find:

. .

Since

Law of Cosines: .

Hence: . .**(c)**

We have with: .

Check it out! . is a right triangle!

(I*assume*that is the intent of the problem.)

Hence: .**(a)**

. .And: .**(b)**

**(d)**

Since the diameter is , the radius is 10.

**(e)**